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Gilbart Funeral Home

309 Eveline St
Selkirk, MB R1A 1M8
(204) 482-3271

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Coyote Tales: Friendship Centre hero modelled the courage of the bear - Red Deer Advocate (subscription)

Thursday, January 12, 2017

As I have thought about the legacy that Nelson leaves behind, I think about the cultural teaching of bravery which is represented by the bear. I grew up in the Selkirk Mountains and had a few close encounters with bears so the teaching that the spirit of the bear offers us courage and protection to face danger, fear or change with confidence and bravery is personal to me. I believe that Nelson Mayer left us many practical examples of courage and bravery. The bear represents courage because they have great strength to overcome challenges. The bear shows us how to stand up for what we believe in. I’m inspired by the courage that a mother black bear displays when her cubs are in danger and I hope I can tap into that courage to advocate for indigenous youth and their families. Within the Indigenous Plains Cultures there are different views about the seven sacred teachings, but the tribes agree that these teachings form the foundation of the Indigenous way of life that is in harmony with nature, our family, and our community. Our traditional teachings are not in the past, they provide life giving direction in the present and provide courage, wisdom and strength for the future. If you look around the community, you will find many examples of these seven sacred teachings. In the weeks ahead, I will be exploring the origin of these teachings and how they are being modelled in our community today. The passing of Nelson Mayer is a tremendous loss but starting 2017 with a funeral that felt more like a motivational conference has strengthened my resolve to continue to encourage others and challenge others to do whatever they can to build a strong and vibrant community. Tanya Ward-Schur is the director of the Asooahum Crossing in Red Deer. Let's block ads! (Why?)...
http://www.reddeeradvocate.com/opinion/coyote-tales-friendship-centre-hero-modelled-the-courage-of-the-bear/

Writer remembered for love of history - Simcoe Reformer

Friday, October 28, 2016

Raids on Canada in the mid-1860s. Her latest manuscript – Gun Boats of the Great Lakes – is complete and ready to be edited and published. MacDonald died Oct. 9 at her home between Nanticoke and Selkirk after a long battle with colon cancer. She was 64. MacDonald was well-known to anyone in Haldimand and Norfolk with a passing interest in local history. She maintained a profile for her work with a regular column in the local press titled Heritage Lane. MacDonald began writing the popular feature in 1986 for the Nanticoke Times. She continued to file weekly in the Wednesday Times-Reformer until recently. When she wasn’t piecing together the local past, MacDonald took an interest in the museums that housed this history. She was a member for many years of the Haldimand Museums Advisory Board. “Her loss will certainly be felt,” Anne Unyi, Haldimand’s supervisor of heritage and culture, said Monday. “She was a true font of knowledge and an incredible resource. She had a bloodhound’s scent for history. She’ll definitely be missed.” MacDonald was a native of Montreal. She settled in Haldimand in 1977 with her husband Dan Riley. It was here that her interest in local history blossomed. “While doing research, she would come across interesting facts that no one seemed to know about,” daughter Catherine Riley-Arenburg, of Simcoe, said. “She felt people needed to know these facts; to know their history.” MacDonald delivered a host of writing services through her business Heronwood Enterprises. She wrote nearly 3,000 articles for magazines and newspapers in Canada and the United States, including the Hamilton Spectator, the Toronto Star, Canadian Living and Harrowsmith. She also published articles in The Beaver, the Old Farmer’s Almanac and Maclean’s. For many years, MacDonald had a fruitful partne...
http://www.simcoereformer.ca/2016/10/18/writer-remembered-for-love-of-history

Selkirk man was in rollover - The Barrie Examiner

Friday, September 30, 2016

RAMARA TWP. - A Selkirk man thrown from his vehicle Tuesday morning has died from his injuries. Orillia OPP have identified him as Jacob Haylock, 21. He was airlifted to a Toronto trauma centre following the 7:30 a.m. crash on County Rd. 46, north of Highway 12. A 22-year-old Sebright woman, Haylock's passenger, suffered minor injuries in the single-vehicle rollover. OPP have released no information about why the crash took place but are continuing to investigate.  Let's block ads! (Why?)...
http://www.thebarrieexaminer.com/2016/09/21/selkirk-man-was-in-rollover

Fire at Selkirk crematorium causes $250K in damages - CBC.ca

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Volunteer firefighters spent more than three hours battling a stubborn blaze at the Voyage Funeral Home crematorium in Selkirk, Man., on Sunday night. Crews were called shortly after 10 p.m. by an employee at the Selkirk General Hospital, which is not far from the crematorium.  Fire Chief Craig Fiebelkorn said when the 22 firefighters arrived, flames were shooting through the roof.  "So our guys gained entry through the front of the building. The fire was very stubborn — a lot of extension into the walls and ceiling," said Fiebelkorn. "We couldn't put anyone on the roof, because the roof was breached by the blaze." It appeared someone had been cremated, because firefighters found remains inside one of the cremators, Fiebelkorn said. Voyage Funeral Home's crematorium in Selkirk sustained $250,000 in damages in a fire Sunday night. (CBC) "When my guys went inside to check for damage, they opened up the two ovens. They found bones in one of them." It seems the fail safe systems for the oven didn't work, Fiebelkorn said. It was supposed to shut off at a certain temperature and apparently failed to do so. ...
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/crematorium-voyage-funeral-home-mike-vogiatzakis-1.3761934

The first of 16. Funeral for play-by-play announcer of Humboldt Broncos - Surrey Now-Leader

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Humboldt.Adam Herold, who would have turned 17 today, will have his funeral in his hometown of Montmartre.Players on the Broncos were from communities across Saskatchewan, Alberta and Manitoba.Related: Dayna Brons, trainer for Humboldt Broncos, dies in hospitalRelated: Tom Cochrane reworks lyrics to honour Humboldt BroncosBill Graveland, The Canadian PressLike us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. Let's block ads! (Why?)...

Humboldt Broncos bus crash: Funeral service held for radio broadcaster, 'amazing man' Tyler Bieber - Saskatoon StarPhoenix

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Nipawin, was confirmed to be one of the victims of the of the crash. (Supplied)SASwpLyndon Friesen, president of Bolt FM’s parent company, Golden West Radio, travelled from Manitoba to attend Thursday’s service with other employees. Friesen called Bieber’s death “tragic” and said it had a huge impact on those who work there.“He was a critical piece to the station,” Friesen said in an interview.Maureen Johnson, who knows Bieber’s mother and has a child Bieber’s age, wore a jersey to the service. She said she attended the funeral to show support not only for Bieber’s family, but “to show strong support for the kids in the hospital.”The collision between the Broncos bus and a semi-trailer took place last Friday around 5 p.m. on Highway 35 about 30 kilometres north of Tisdale as the Broncos travelled to Nipawin from Humboldt in a Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League (SJHL) semifinal series against the Nipawin Hawks. Of the 29 people on board, 16 died in the collision and 13 were injured. The driver of the semi-trailer was not injured.Bieber was vice-president of the Humboldt touch football league, involved in Big Brothers Big Sisters as a mentor and was set to start coaching at a football academy in Saskatoon three days a week. Bieber was also a fan of the NFL’s New England Patriots. When Patriots owner Robert Kraft learned that, he sent flowers on behalf of the team to Thursday’s service and also left a voicemail for Bieber’s mother expressing condolences, according to ESPN.“My son was one amazing man,” Bieber’s mother, Marilyn Hay, said last week. “He would get up at 5:30 every morning and go to work, but his day didn’t stop there. After, he would volunteer with the high school kids — teaching them basketball, football, he taught the girls flag football — he had a real passion for that.“Tyler was rarely at home between running from work to volunteer jobs,” she said. “He wasn’t in it for the money, he’d get paid extra for being an announcer, but he’d drop that to go be a volunteer coach instead.”In a post on Facebook, his brother Brandon said, “I don’t know what to do or say right now but I know one thing is you will always be true in my heart, RIP my sweet brother, I miss you and love you dearly.”In addition to several services across Western Canada scheduled for the coming days, three other funerals are set to take place in Humboldt.A celebration of life has been announced for Jacob Leicht, 19, on Friday at 10 a.m. at the Elgar Petersen Arena. According to an obituary for L...
http://thestarphoenix.com/news/local-news/humboldt-broncos-bus-crash-radio-broadcaster-tyler-bieber-remembered-at-funeral

Mississauga woman whose life was saved by expensive drug pushes BC to cover its costs like Ontario does - Globalnews.ca

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Dix did say he feels for the family and other patients suffering from the disease, but that his staff would consult with the Ontario government — along with those of Manitoba and Quebec, the other two provinces that cover Soliris — and make an informed decision based on what they find.Wanting to do moreBack in Mississauga, Saiphoo says the B.C. government’s unwillingness to cover the drug goes against evidence of the drug’s efficacy, and rejects the idea that there’s a lack of concrete results.“I’m speechless, I don’t know what to say about that,” she said.“The results are me sitting here now being able to talk to you. Being in the comfort of my own home.“I mean, I’m proof [that it works].”Saiphoo says now that she has access to the drug, all she wants to do is share it with people like Anaquod.“I have an infusion coming up on Saturday,” she said. “If I could just give her that infusion I would gladly do it, because I know it would help.”Let's block ads! (Why?)...